Ed Metzger, an accomplished actor and writer, has the unique ability to portray real-life famous people. In major films, on television and the Broadway stage, his list of characters include Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington as well as cops, mobsters and gangsters and he comes to town with his one man show Einstein: The Practical Bohemian Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 PM at Kelly Walsh Auditorium.

Ed Metzger has portrayed “Einstein” in feature films, FDR: AMERICAN BADASS, WATCHMEN, A CONVERSATION WITH EINSTEIN and JOE’S ROTTEN WORLD. On television, his Einstein characterization was seen in the Chris Rock series, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, as well as THE SUPER MARIO BROS, NEWTON’S APPLE, and MOVIE MAGIC. His Broadway stage career includes performances in THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI starring Al Pacino, UNCLE VANYA, BRECHT ON BRECHT, NIGHTHAWKS, THE BEAR. Ed talks about which medium he like best.

The only thing difficult about making a movie is waiting around.

The most famous of Metzger’s performances is Albert Einstein . . . complete with wild hair and all. He is extremely proud that he is the only actor who has ever received an Endorsement from the Einstein family who recognized Metzger’s talents to personify their relative, the most famous man of the 20th Century. A quote from Einstein’s first cousin said,

“The family felt as though they were in the presence of their dear cousin Albert.”

Metzger’s portrayal provides insight into Einstein’s history, The Theory of Relativity, his religious beliefs, his personal life, his politics, the Holocaust, the Manhattan Project and The Atom Bomb. Mr Metzger had this to say about the show,

You walk out of the theatre you decide what kind of man he was.

Another aspect of Mr Metzger's visit is a program called Actorfest, a theater workshop that involves 25 students who will act out scenes that are written and directed by Ed.'

The Actorfest show is slated for next Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the Kelly Walsh Auditorium.

Tickets for Saturdays show are available at Cadillac Cowgirl, Ayers Jewelry, Hill Music, Shade Tree, Sonic Rainbow and at the door. For more information call Artcore 265-1564.

Here is the entire interview with Ed Metzger.

And here is a taste of what you will see on stage Saturday night.